Human Subjects

Fee Schedule

Research sponsored by industry or other for-profit companies is administered a fee by the Office of Research Administration for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review. Effective April1, 2010, the fee schedule for Institutional Review Board review is as follows:

Type of item Definition Fee

Initial, Full Review

New studies requiring review by the convened IRB


Initial, Expedited Review

New studies not requiring review by the convened IRB, but which meet applicability for expedited review


Initial, Commercial IRB

Initial review of new studies submitted to a Commercial IRB
NOTE: This is an Indiana University internal processing fee and is not inclusive of fees that may be charged by the Commercial IRB


Major Amendments

Review of amendments that require review by the convened IRB


Full Board Renewals

Review of renewals that require review by the convened IRB


The fee applies to for-profit sponsored projects involving human subjects. Contracts that were negotiated prior to April 1, 2010, will be subject to the previous IRB Fee Policy (effective January 1, 2005). Indirect costs will not be calculated on the IRB Review Fee. The fee does not apply if the project recovers full indirect costs at the federally negotiated rate. Investigators and/or departments are responsible for payment of the IRB Review Fee if the sponsor does not ultimately reimburse this fee. We do not anticipate exceptions to the applicability of this fee; however, in rare occasions and under exceptional circumstances, a request for a fee waiver/reduction may be made in writing directly to the Director, Human Research Protection Program.

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